Carpet tiles can be what you want if you wish to add a new area rug to a room or hallway. They’re a simple DIY project and are made in different colours and patterns, which makes them all the more appealing.
Carpet tiles, also called carpet squares, are made in modular sizes such as carpet tile 50×50 (พรม แผ่น 50×50, which is the term in Thai) and so on.
During installation, cut tiles can make up curved edges and unique infix, or you can choose to create a uniformly coloured and textured rug by installing twin carpets.
Carpet Tile Types
Carpet tiles are produced with different fibres, such as nylon and wool, and piles in various depths as attainable in regular carpet flooring.
The significant difference is usually the type of backing that is placed on the bottom of the tile, such as recycled vinyl, urethane, polypropylene, fiberglass, and others. Regardless of the backing, it’s essential to consider the producer’s warranty when choosing carpet tiles.
Installation of Carpet Tiles
While some carpet tiles are meant to be glued-down, some come with peel-and-glue adhesive backing. For glue-down tiles, it is advisable to look for the producer’s recommendation for an adhesive that is sensitive to pressure.
Both methods require a clean, dry, hard floor. Carpet tiles with a vapour barrier backing are best for below-grade basements.
You can install over ceramic tile; however, ensure they’re smooth and stable by using a levelling compound to level all coarse lines. Sand glossy tiles surface to ensure the tiles bond tightly.
For excellent adhesion, temperature and humidity levels are essential. The tiles should be brought into the room you’re installing them and allowed to adapt for at least a day before they are installed. At least 65 degrees is ideal for temperature and between10 percent and 65 percent is ideal for relative humidity.